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A10748 Summary:

BILL NOA10748
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRules (Mosley)
 
COSPNSRFernandez
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 837-w, Exec L
 
Requires the release of body camera recordings in instances where an officer fires a gun and hits someone or could have caused injury, uses a stun gun, or makes use of any other force that causes harm within thirty days of such incident.
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A10748 Actions:

BILL NOA10748
 
07/09/2020referred to governmental operations
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A10748 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10748
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Mosley)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the release of body camera recordings in instances where an officer fires a gun and hits someone or could have caused injury, uses a stun gun, or makes use of any other force that causes harm within thirty days of such incident   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This is to increase transparency by requiring that body camera footage is released to the public after 30 days.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Police agencies shall release body camera recording of instances where a police officer or peace officer: (a) fires a gun and hits someone or could have caused injury; (b)uses a stun gun; or (c) makes use of any other force that causes harm. Such body camera recordings shall be released within thirty days of such instance.   JUSTIFICATION: New York City was one of the first major cities in the country to imple- ment body cameras on their officers. The goal of implementing these body cameras was to increase the transparency of police interactions with the public. Releasing footage to the public will protect officers who are doing their job well and hold those who aren't accountable. In further- ance of that goal this bill aims to make these interactions available for public view within 30 days. If we are serious about reform then we should aim to be transparent with the public for whom these reform are long overdue.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: : : This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A10748 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10748
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      July 9, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Mosley) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to requiring the  release
          of  body  camera  recordings in instances where an officer fires a gun
          and hits someone or could have caused injury,  uses  a  stun  gun,  or
          makes  use  of  any other force that causes harm within thirty days of
          such incident
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 837-w
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 837-w. Body camera recordings release; use of force. 1. Police agen-
     4  cies shall release body camera recordings of instances  where  a  police
     5  officer or peace officer: (a) fires a gun and hits someone or could have
     6  caused  injury; (b) uses a stun gun; or (c) makes use of any other force
     7  that causes harm. Such body camera recordings shall be  released  within
     8  thirty days of such instance.
     9    2.  As used in this section, "body camera recordings" shall mean video
    10  and audio recordings captured by a camera worn by a  police  officer  or
    11  peace officer.
    12    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    13  have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD16891-01-0
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